March is Music Month
Friends of Renton Schools Foundation sets out to raise $10,000 for school music programs
March 6, 2014—Music programs are alive and well in Renton Schools and the Friends of Renton Schools Foundation wants to help improve programs and make them more accessable to students throughout the district.
Renton teachers preapre for transition to Common Core State Standards
Parents can help their students be ready for the transition
March 7, 2014—Teachers in the Renton School District have been preparing for the state’s transition to Common Core State Standards, a U.S. education initiative that seeks to bring varied state curricula into alignment with each other.
Renton High School to become International Baccalaureate school in the fall
March 4, 2014—Renton High School has received authorization to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The go-ahead came this week after a nearly year-long evaluation process from the Associations of IB World Schools, the international organization that bestows and monitors IB status on high schools.
High school students use models and clay to learn about the human body
February 27, 2014—Hands-on learning is a big part of the school day. But in high schools throughout the district, "hands-on" is taking on a whole new meaning: Students are learning to build the human body from the inside out.
Renton School Board seek nominations for annual Outstanding Employee Awards
Feb. 25, 2014 - Renton School Board members are seeking nominations for the annual Outstanding Employee Awards. Each year the Board recognizes the hard work and dedication of district staff through the award. Deadline for nominations is Monday, March10. Nominate an Outstanding Employee Today!
High School student-athletes have big winter season
February 21, 2014—High school student-athletes throughout the district received Seamount League honors for winter sports season.
Campbell Hill Elementary Principal Zakariya Palsha named Regional Distinguished Principal of the Year
February 14, 2014—Campbell Hill Elementary School Principal Zakariya Palsha has been named 2013-2014 Regional Distinguished Principal of the Year by the Association of Washington School Principals. Palsha was selected based on his strong educational leadership, high expectations for school staff and students, and his commitment to meeting the academic and social needs of students.
Community turns out for Meadow Crest Early Learning Center Grand Opening
February 3, 2014—Hundreds of community members, parents, and current and past staff members recently attended the Meadow Crest Early Learning Center’s grand opening ceremony.
Old Spring Glen School renovated to accommodate Renton Academy program
February 3, 2014 — Construction continues at the old Spring Glen School to prepare the building to house the Renton Academy program, which will be moved from its current location in the northern most end of the district to make way for the construction of the district’s fourth middle school.
Renton Community Foundation gives teachers and others nearly $27,000 in grants
January 29, 2014—The Renton Community Foundation today celebrated 14 years of philanthropy by granting nearly $27,000 in cash awards to Renton School District staff and other community organizations through its 2014 Circle of Giving Campaign. The funds are made possible by personal donations of $1,000 or more from community members and business leaders.
Kindergarten registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 28
January 22, 2014—Registration for new kindergarten students begins Tuesday, Jan. 28. Parents of eligible students can visit their neighborhood school to pick-up a registration packet. A child must be five years old on or before August 31 to be eligible for kindergarten enrollment.
Meadow Crest Early Learning Center Grand Opening
Grand Opening event on Friday, January 31, 2014, 3:30-6:30PM, 1800 Index Ave NE, Renton
Come tour the new school and talk to teachers and other staff about exciting new programs!
High School Testing Days Transportation Schedule
January 22, 2014 - Bus Routes, for high schools ONLY, will change for January 22 and 23, 2014.
Campbell Hill Principal Zakariya Palsha receives 2013 Golden Apple Award
January 21, 2014—Campbell Hill Elementary School principal Zakariya Palsha this past weekend received the 2013 Golden Apple Excellence in Education Award which celebrates individual educators, programs and schools making a positive difference in Washington state education.
Renton High basketball coach Rick Comer hits 400 wins
Coach Comer hits the 400-win mark in just 24 years of head coaching
January 15, 2014 - Renton High School boys basketball coach Rick Comer has joined an elite group of head basketball coaches by winning his 400th game.
Renton Rotary donates $127,000 for accessible playground
January 14, 2014 - Renton City Council members, and Renton Schools Superintendent Dr. Merri Rieger, were presented a check during last night’s City Council meeting by the Rotary Club of Renton for $127,000 to be used as part of the community-wide effort to build an accessible playground at the school district’s newly-opened Meadow Crest Early Learning Center.
Renton teachers achieve National Board Certification
District has more than 100 teachers who are National Board Certified
January 13, 2014 - Eleven more Renton School District teachers recently met the rigorous requirements to achieve National Board Certification for teachers. The district now has more than 100 National Board Certified teachers.
January is statewide School Board recognition month
January 9, 2014—Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed the month of January as School Board Recognition Month. This marks the 19th year of the annual observance.
District announces snow make-up day
January 8, 2014 - Renton School District will make-up the school day recently lost to the snow storm on Friday, May 23, 2014.
Lindbergh High teacher Gene Kolczynski is a ‘Hero in the Classroom’
December 16, 2013 - Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks today honored Lindbergh High School teacher Gene Kolczynski as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” during a surprise classroom presentation that featured Seattle Seahawk Free Safety Chris Maragos.
Renton service clubs come together to bring Christmas to children
Annual gift-giving event brings joy to nearly 100 local children
Dec. 17, 2013 - Renton-area service clubs have again this year joined together to brighten the holidays for local children.
Upcoming December Events in Renton Schools
December 13, 2013 - Several schools in Renton have organized winter events and musical performances.
Renton High School alum installs Wall of Honor in high school
November 18, 2013—Renton High School’s alumni association, the Friends of Renton High School, recently honored 12 alum by placing their names on the Wall of Honor, a recently-installed display of names, photos and biographies of some of the schools distinguished graduates.
Buy a Subaru, donate to Renton schools
Buy or lease a new Subaru from Walker’s Renton Subaru between Nov. 21-Jan. 2, and a $250 donation will be made to the Friends of Renton Schools foundation
November 12, 2013—Walker’s Renton Subaru will donate $250 to the Friends of Renton Schools foundation for every new Subaru purchased or leased between Nov. 21-Jan. 2.
District to present public with information, latest artist renderings of new middle school
Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., at Renton Academy, 6928 116th Ave S.E., Newcastle
November 12, 2013—The public is invited to see the latest artist renderings and learn more about the new the new middle school being built in Newcastle on the site of the current Renton Academy, beside Hazelwood Elementary School.
November 4, 2013—Campbell Hill Elementary School principal Zakariya Palsha has won the 2013 Golden Apple Excellence in Education Award which celebrates educators, programs and schools making a positive difference in Washington state education.